“Blue Bloods” centers on the Reagan family. The Regean family is basically a family of New York police officers who have different views on how to serve and protect their beloved city.
The head of the clan is Frank Reagan, played by actor Tom Selleck. He is New York City’s Police Commissioner. He has two sons on the force, Danny, played by Donnie Wahlberg and Jamie played by Will Estes. Danny is a veteran cop who is also an Iraq War vet. Jamie is a rookie cop out to find out who killed their late brother Joe, who was also a New York City police officer. Erin Reagan Boyle is the only sister in the Regean clan. Erin is also the Assistant District Attorney. Finally, there is Henry, Frank’s father and retired Chief of Police, who still believes in a lot of the old ways.
On the November’s 5th, 2010, “Blue Bloods” aired the episode entitled “Brothers”. The main story involved Erin and two brothers. One brother, Estovan, is a law abiding brother who happens to run a church learning center for children. The other brother, Pablo, is a gangster. The gangster helps to fund the learning center and this is the key to her case. She believes if she uses this information, pits the good brother against the bad one, she can win her case and put Pablo behind bars for money laudrying.
However, Pablo gives his brother permission to testify against him. This permission gets him killed in the end and causes a chain reaction.
First, Danny arrests the man they believed killed Pablo, Grumpy. Then not being one for following rules, taking the time to get warrants or permission from the court for anything, Danny, borrows Grumpy’s phone and gets the number for one of his follower’s. He then sends him a text, pretending to be Grumpy, telling him that Estovan is going into protective custody to get him. Then he sets a trap for the gang.
Danny and several other police officers beat the gang to Estovan’s church and keep him from going outside where the gangsters are waiting to kill him. The remaining gangsters were arrested.
Erin’s boss gets the city to reopen the center for political reasons, thanks to Frank who tells him that that this would be a smart move for his career.
Jamie continued the probing into the death of his brother Joe. He asked Frank what happened the night Joe died. Frank explained that Joe was chasing a perp while another perp snuck up on him and shot him. He also told him that Joe’s girlfriend was back in town, packing up for her move to Portland.
Jamie paid her a visit. She gave Jamie a box of Joe’s stuff.
The box contained many things; including a recording that indicated the Joe was doing some private investigating on his own. Could this recording have anything to do with his death and are there more of them?
Near the end of the show, the family gathered together for the weekly family dinner. The kids whined about the burnt duck he served. Jamie and Danny quarreled. Jamie complained about Danny not following procedurals and Danny picked on him about being a rookie. Jamie became angry and stormed off. Frank, in turn, followed him.
He lit a cigar and asked Jamie not to tell his mother. Jamie just stared at him. “You pray don’t you? Then don’t tell your mother.”
Jamie’s mother was dead.
Frank then went on and told Jamie: “Danny couldn’t handle losing another brother.”
The show ended with a brief look at the trial itself. Estovan pointed out who the three gangsters were who tried to kill him. He was also asked if he knew that his brother was a high ranking member in the gang. He stated that he knew his brother did bad things. But he went on to say that they were brothers and that: “Brothers comes first.”
The cameras then landed on Danny and Jamie who were sitting together watching the trial.
“Blue Blood” airs on CBS at 10 pm ET.